DFB Team – Goalkeeper coach Andreas Köpke increases pressure on Nübel

National goalkeepers coach Andreas Köpke expects Alexander Nübel to work regularly at Bayern Munich, otherwise the Noch-Schalke is not a problem for the German national team .

Alexander Nübel is under contract with FC Schalke 04 until the end of the season.

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Alexander Nübel is under contract with FC Schalke 04 until the end of the season.

"If you don't play, you can't join the national team," added the 57-year-old on Saturday. Magenta sport clear: "It's obvious."

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Nübel settles free in Munich in the summer and has a strong competitor in goal with Manuel Neuer. One wonders how much the two will play. Because if Neuer apparently doesn't want to do without missions, reported Sport1 Friday that Nübel had contractually guaranteed minutes of play.

Former goalkeeper Bodo Illgner can also imagine such assurance when he spoke to SPOX and Goal said: "It would make perfect sense for Bayern to give him missions. Otherwise, you probably won't get a man like Nübel because a young goalkeeper needs to train to gain experience. "

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Anyway, Köpke, who was "surprised" by the change according to his own statement, warned of Nübel's overly quick expectations. "I think everything should be slowed down first. He played his first year in the Bundesliga and is now banned," he said.

Köpke recommended that the 23-year-old have time to "develop further and then you will see when and if he will be with us".

To date, Nübel has been used in the U21 team. With that, he reached the final of the European Championship this summer, but was beaten there after a 1: 2 error against Spain.

Nübel can look back 35 games in the Bundesliga and has played twice in the Champions League.

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